For those of us who don't have a professional photographer and assistants on hand we gotta make due with what we have to create the perfect shot. Thank goodness today is bright and sunny out but there were too many harsh shadows this morning to take a picture in direct sunlight so I had to shut my blinds to get these shots.
My next goal in life is to create a recipe book. The theme of it will be a seasonal year, how I go from cooked food in the winter to a mostly raw diet in the spring and summer months. Now all I need is a publisher and a index list of recipes to create. I have so many ideas of how I want the book to look. Lots of colleges, bright colours, easy recipes, and lots of 'How to's.
I want to go from eating a healthy diet with cooked food for lunch and dinner and then slowly showing transition points about my baby steps towards raw eating. I want to show a vegetable garden being built from scratch and how important it is to have fresh quality food at your doorstep. I want to encourage people to use a dehydrator and start creating raw food at home. I want to help people wean themselves off of cooked food and I will do it to show people how it's done. I am undecided about using our juicer or not. I want to be practical. Not many people have a juicer. I believe that investing in a good quality dehydrator, such as an Excaliber, is good for the whole families health.
Raw is where it's at. I want to life a long healthy life, seeing my grandchildren get married and be able to play with all of the children. I do not want to spend any of my old years in the hospital, missing out and being in pain. I want to fill my body with nutrition and be thankful for the life I have, not taking it forgranted.
It takes more then healthy eating to have a great life. You need to be positive, have goals and dreams, thankful, frugal, happy with what you have, take notice of the small things and always make sure to take time for yourself. Whether it be to have a bath, get a massage or have a girls/guys night out once in a while, it all makes us have a happy healthy life.
My friend lent me a bunch of vegan and raw cook books and I just fell inlove with Judita Wignall's book Going Raw. These crepes are totally inspired from her crepes and I am so happy to have so much awesome raw knowledge to help me on my journey! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!
Thanks so much for reading
RAW FRUIT CREPES
Makes 6 crepes *Dehydrator required
- 4 bananas, pealed and cut into chunks
- 1/4 cup coconut milk beverage (or homemade almond milk)
- 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 cup cashews, soaked previously for 4 hours
- 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 3 tsp. filtered water
- 1/2 cup raspberries, fresh or frozen - thawed
- 1/2 -1 tsp. unpasteurized honey or agave nectar
Fruit of your choice
- I used mango, pear and apple that I sprinkled with cinnamon and dehydrated an hour to make soft.
What to do
1. Crepes - Blend all ingredients. Pour 2 tbsp of mixture on the paraflexx dehydrator sheets into 6 inch crepe circles. I made 6 circles. Dehydrate for 4 hours on 110°. Flip half way through. At 4 hours check to make sure they are still soft and bendable like a tortilla.
2. Cashew sauce - Blend ingredients on high speed for 2 minutes until smooth.
3. Raspberry Sauce - Blend ingredients on low speed for 10 seconds.
4. Put crepes together with sliced fruit and sauces. Eat!
Because these crepes are raw you will be getting tons of nutrients jammed packed into a delicious meal. I hope you enjoy all these wonderful flavors! Save some of the raspberry sauce for other desserts!! Enjoy.